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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Altered Lunch Box Tin Sewing Box w/Tutorial

Made by Corrine Paul

Mouse Patterns from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (LSHD)
Sew and Sew Collection

Making Memories Lunch Box Tin (Baby Kit)

Removed Hardware and front cover

My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus Cream/Floral

Attach strip the the sides and back

Reattach the hardware and front cover

Designing the front cover. I used the Fiskars Circles -1

Inking the pattern pieces for the first mouse

First mouse completed

I used chip board to elevate the mouse off the page to give it more dimension

Sometimes I use two layers of chipboard but one layer looks fine for this

I used chipboard to raise the background circle as well

Arranging the design and decide what font looks best.

I use my Baby Bug (Cricut) to cut the font.
Cuttin' Up Cartridge

Place the 2nd mouse

Add assorted ribbon to enhance the box


  1. Love it!! I also love how you are so detailed with how you create your projects... I learn a lot that way! THANKS!!

  2. This is the CUTEST idea I have seen. I have to purchase this file as soon as I find out how to use the other files I bought for over 200! I thought it would be simple but I am a dinosaur when it comes to SVC files and such

  3. I would love this sewing box myself. It is just adorable. TFS patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  4. This is such a cute idea! I would need a really, really big lunch box for my sewing supplies but this would be cute just to sit by a sewing machine when it's covered up and waiting to be used or to place on a shelf in the craft room. You did a wonderful job on it and I appreciate the tutorial.


  5. Have to try this too cute. Count me in
    Thanks for sharing
    karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

  6. Thank you for an amazing tutorial. It has inspired me to have a go at making my own sewing tin. Work in progress,soon to be finished.